Child Abduction

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Police: Mother Abducts 12-Year-Old Son After Bitter Divorce

An ugly divorce has resulted in the apparent abduction of a 12-year-old boy, according to the victim’s father.


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Detectives Seek Lancaster Mother Wanted For Child Abduction

Detectives sought the public’s help Thursday in locating a 29-year-old female wanted for abducting her five-month-old son.

CBS Los Angeles–10/16/2014

Jessica Truong and her grandson, Isaiah Michael Alvarado. (credit: Westminster Police Department)

Woman Who Took Grandson From Parents In Westminster Found, Arrested

Police say a woman who took her grandson away from his estranged parents in Westminster without permission has been found and was briefly placed in custody.


Jessica Truong and her grandson, Isaiah Michael Alvarado. (credit: Westminster Police Department)

Police Searching For Grandmother Who Took Boy, 5, From Parents

Police are searching for a woman who took off with her 5-year-old grandson after meeting the boy and his estranged parents for dinner at a Westminster fast-food restaurant.


Authorities believe Brandon Powell is still in the San Bernardino County area with his young daughter. (credit: National Center For Missing & Exploited Children)

Authorities Believe Baby Girl Allegedly Abducted In 2013 Is Still In San Bernardino County

Authorities say Brandon Powell has no job and no permanent residence and has allegedly threatened to change the child’s name and disappear with her.


Adoniah Freeman and Emanuel Freeman were believed to be abducted by their biological mother Aug. 4 around 3 p.m. (credit: LAPD)

LAPD Seeks Public’s Help In Finding 2 Children Allegedly Abducted By Biological Mother

Police Wednesday were seeking the public’s help in locating two children allegedly abducted by their biological mother.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/06/2014

Edwin Vargas may have been abducted by his father, Abraham Vargas, police report. (credit: LAPD)

Man Suspected Of Abducting 2-Year-Old Son Reportedly Spotted In Boyle Heights

Authorities suspect a man accused of abducting his 2-year-old son in March may be in the Southland.


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Statewide Amber Alert Issued For 4 Kids Allegedly Taken By Parents

The California Highway Patrol has issued a statewide Amber Alert after authorities say a couple allegedly fled a Boyle Heights home with their four young children.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/14/2014

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Rescue Of Kidnapped Women Renews Hope For Local Family Of Girl Missing Since 1994

The rescue of three women, who were kidnapped and held captive in a house for a decade, has renewed hope for a family who is feeling a similar loss.


Picture depicting entrance of police station handling a statewide Amber Alert that was issued and then cancelled after the child was located. (credit: CBS)

South LA Girl Found Safe Following Statewide Amber Alert

A statewide Amber Alert for a 7-year-old South Los Angeles girl ended Sunday with a suspect in custody.


Victor Joseph Espinoza (credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

Obese Gang Member Pleads Not Guilty To A False Imprisonment Charge

A 425-pound gang member arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap a 10-year-old boy who was on his way to soccer practice was charged Wednesday with false imprisonment.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2012

Rachel Ann Guerrero (credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

Woman Wanted On Suspicion Of Abducting Her 2 Sons

Authorities on Sunday were searching for a 30-year-old mother of two suspected in the children’s abduction last week.


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Amber Alert Called Off After 3-Year-Old Girl, Mother Found Safe

Officials have found a 3-year-old girl who was reportedly taken by her mother in Los Angeles Tuesday morning.


(credit: Center For Missing And Exploited Children)

Boy Found Safe In New Orleans After 2009 Abduction From Carson

A 5-year-old boy abducted by his parents in Carson in 2009 after he was removed from their care has been found in New Orleans.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/08/2011


Teen Dad Fatally Shot By Deputies After He Allegedly Murdered 5-Month-Old Son

Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a 17-year-old father Tuesday afternoon after the youth reportedly fatally stabbed his 5-month-old son after an abduction.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/01/2011